Rayman

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Rayman
Rayman cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montpellier
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
DOS April 30, 1996
Windows (DOSBox) March 29, 2011
Rayman guide on StrategyWiki
Rayman on MobyGames
Rayman on Wikipedia
Rayman
Rayman 1996
Rayman Designer 1997
Rayman By His Fans 1998
Rayman 60 Levels 1999
Rayman 2: The Great Escape 1999
Rayman M 2002
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc 2003
Rabbids (series)
Rayman Origins 2012
Rayman Jungle Run 2013
Rayman Legends 2013
Rayman Fiesta Run 2014
Rayman Mini 2019

Key points

Some antiviruses may detect files from Rayman Forever as being viruses when they are all otherwise false positives, the game itself being safe.[1][2]

General information

RayWiki - An active wiki dedicated to the Rayman Franchise
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
DOS version pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3] Rayman Forever, bundled with Rayman Designer and Rayman By His Fans.
Windows
Uplay
DRM-free after installation through Uplay client (see notes)
Rayman Forever, bundled with Rayman Designer and Rayman By His Fans. Included with Uplay+.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Restore original soundtrack[edit]

To save disk space,[citation needed] the entire soundtrack wasn't included in Rayman Gold/Forever.
Install soundtrack[4]
  1. Download the archive containing the soundtrack here.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\Rayman\Music\ and extract the files from the archive in the folder.

Use PS1 version's soundtrack[edit]

Game data[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RAYMAN.CFG
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RAYMAN#.SAV
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
External options menu (GOG.com version).
External options menu (GOG.com version).
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
Selectable in the graphics menu, labeled frequency.
120+ FPS
Running above 60 FPS causes the game to speed up, can be seen when selecting Max frequency in the graphics menu.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard key map settings.
In-game keyboard key map settings.
In-game gamepad button map settings.
In-game gamepad button map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music can be adjusted independently of sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Language availability varies between releases.
French
Language availability varies between releases.
German
Language availability varies between releases.
Simplified Chinese
Local retail release only.
Japanese
Local retail release only.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

Smooth sprites/less grainy when scaled up (DOSBox)[edit]

The following changes to the dosboxRayman.conf file should smooth out the sprites and make the screen less grainy when scaled up to 720p/1080p.
Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open dosboxRayman.conf with your text editor of choice.
  3. Edit the file to match below:
[sdl]
fullscreen=true
fulldouble=true
fullresolution=desktop
output=ddraw
[dosbox]
svga_s3

Joystick configuration[edit]

This configuration will allow the gamepad to be read as a keyboard, meaning binding of Esc and Space is possible.

If you are experiencing an issue where the menu cursor moves endlessly, this fix applies to you.

Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open dosboxRayman.conf with your text editor of choice.
  3. Edit the file to match below:
[joystick]
joysticktype=none

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) 80486 processor
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA-compliant graphics card
Sound (audio device) SoundBlaster compatible sound card required
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) 90 MHz Pentium
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
Sound (audio device) SoundBlaster compatible sound card required

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).

References